Teen misfits Roma, Toto, and Drop call themselves the “Don Glees,” an informal name for their backyard adventures. One day, when the trio gets blamed for a nearby forest fire, they set off into the woods to prove their innocence. As disaster strikes their expedition, tensions flare between the friends as they realize that growing up has taken them on wildly different paths in life.
Director Atsuko Ishizuka follows up her critically acclaimed series A Place Further Than the Universe with her first original feature film. With luminescent animation and lush backdrops, Goodbye, Don Glees! is a tender coming-of-age story about the fearlessness of being young and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery.
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- Interview with Director Atsuko Ishizuka
- 94 min
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- Release Date
- December 27, 2022
- Production Date
- English, Japanese
- English, English SDH, Spanish, French
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A lovesick teen who's stuck working on his family's farm in the rural countryside.
A high-strung know-it-all and Roma's best friend. He goes to high school in Tokyo to pursue his dreams of becoming a doctor.
The ever-optimistic heart of the group with limitless energy and a knack for mischief.
Roma's former classmate and crush with a love for photography.
Meet the Director
Atsuko Ishizuka began making many films while attending the Aichi University of the Arts. She joined Madhouse in 2004 and worked as a production assistant while taking on her first job as director for a music video for Tsuki no Waltz (The Moon Waltz) on NHK television's Minna no Uta (Everyone's Songs). Ishizuka went on to direct many works at the acclaimed Studio Madhouse, including the television series No Game, No Life, Hanayamata, Prince of Stride: Alternative, her first theatrical film No Game, No Life the Movie: Zero in 2017, and the full-length original animated series, A Place Further Than The Universe in 2018.
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